Wildflowers of Sydney
Wildflowers of Sydney and adjoining areas

By Alan Fairley


Published in 2001 by Bloomings Books, colour, soft cover, 278 pages


Price $A32.95 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote


ISBN 187647338X or ISBN 9781876473389

The Sydney district is one of the great wildflower regions of the world with over 1500 species occurring within an hour's drive of the city centre. This field guide contains 268 of the more common species, or those with striking attributes. Each page is devoted to a single plant - there is a full-colour photograph and a straightforward description, overall distribution, flowering period, habitat, particular notes and information on its specific location.


Wildflowers of Sydney aims to encourage an appreciation of the floral beauty and variety of this area, and to foster the conservation and wise management of plant communities so they will be here for future generations to enjoy.

This guide engagingly and authoritatively introduces the wealth of wildflowers that are easily accessible to everyone living in or visiting the city of Sydney.


About the author

Alan Fairley has lived in the Sydney area all his life and has been fascinated by natural history, particularly the local flora. He has been writing about and photographing native plants for three decades. He grew up on the margins of Ku-ring-gai Chase, and an interest in bushwalking and writing combined with a curiosity about natural systems led to his first book in 1972. His 25 books include guides to national parks, bushwalking and natural history topics. Together with Philip Moore he compiled the authoritative Native plants of the Sydney region.


Table of contents


Boundaries of the Sydney region

The nature of the environment

Alphabetical listing of plants (pages 1-268)


References and further reading